- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- INTERSCHOOLS SPORTS
- MERIT AWARDS
- Class Placements 2020 - Parent Requests
- KINGSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL 2020 Year 3 – 6 iPad Information
- CANTEEN NEWS
- UNIFORM NEWS
- BOARDIES FUNDRAISING DAY
- CHIN WAG
- IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4
- OSHCLUB NEWS
- AUSTRALIND FAMILY CHRISTMAS CAROLS
- Donna Cross Presentation
- RELATIONSHIP AUSTRALIA - PROGRAMS
At the risk of causing a Christmas panic, last Friday was the official hump day for term 4. In other words, we are over the half way mark and can see the end of term. – Christmas is close. Of course for us here at school we have a lot to do before then and our teachers are busy preparing their end of year reports. This year we will be sending our reports home with your child on Thursday 19 December. For our Kindergarten students, reports will be sent home on their last rostered attendance day. Reports will not be available before then. For those students who are not at school on December 19, reports will be posted to your mailing address on December 20.
Congratulations to our interschool athletics team who bought home the champions trophy last week. I would like to thank Mr Campbell and all of our staff involved for their hard work in the preparation of both our faction carnival and the interschool event. Most importantly, I am very proud of all of our kids for the effort they maintained during our athletics season. Well done.
Parking Around our School
I would like to take this opportunity to talk to our community about parking around our School. At Kingston we understand that parking can be an issue for parents, particularly in wet weather. We strongly encourage parents and students to walk, ride or scoot to school, but understand that this is not possible for some.
For reasons of safety, please ensure that you always park legally. Illegal parking around our school is dangerous. Parents of students in Kindergarten and Pre-primary, please be reassured that if you are late to pick up your child, they will be kept in a safe, secure and supervised environment until they are picked up.
If you are parked illegally you could be issued an infringement by the Shire of Harvey Rangers. Rangers patrol the area on a regular basis on request from the school.
Examples of illegal parking include:
- Parking on the wrong side of the road (against the direction of traffic)
- Parking on corners
- Parking on footpaths
- Parking on house verges (trespassing)
- Parking in marked/signed no parking zones
- Parking in bus zones
- Parking in marked/signed disabled parking bays
- Parking on private property
If you require further information regarding parking, please contact the school office.
Thank you for helping to keep our families safe.
Back to back!
From 65 points down, the mighty Interschool team from Kingston Primary School charged ahead and won the Division 1 Interschool athletics shield by 26.5 points for a second year in a row. The team on Tuesday jumped and threw with some mixed results, but powered home, placing in 11 of the 12 800m races. Leaving us in a positive position to continue on the Friday. What a start we had on Friday, coming 1st in 5 of the first 12 events, (we actually placed in 10 of those first 12 events!)
Overall, out of the 72 events on Friday, we placed in all but 10 events. An amazing effort by all the students.
Congratulations to our Champion Boy in Year 4 - Sebastian Murray, Champion Boy in Year 6 - Kai Summers and Runner-up Champion Boy in Year 6 - Lewis Fairweather.
I would like to thank the students for the outstanding behaviour, sportsmanship and courage in some very challenging conditions.
I would like to thank the teachers that helped out on the day as well.
So all I have to say now is ‘Threepeat’ sounds good.
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Awards recently:
Ryan Howard, Tyler Bridle, Sophie Clements, Kayden De Vries, Riley Price, Ava De Vries, Keegin O'Halloran, Talia Millington, Ebony Soerja Djanegara, Trent Descroizilles, Savannah Birch, Dean Turner, Deklan Fraser, Evie White, Jaiden Allen, Lyrik Butcher, Kaleb Harper, Aidan Pickston, Brandon Haley, Ivy Hall, Katie Jones, Kaitlyn Williams, Alicia Mackay, Alleria Mc Noon, Linkyn-Reid Paito, Riley Clements, Carlo Pergoliti, Larissa West, Reece Machin, Khael Hesketh, Charli Halliburton, Billy Fisher, Josiah Gibb, Angus Parsons and Haylie Stack.
As we do every year, we ask parents to provide information that will assist us in making class placements. We spend an enormous amount of time trying to get the right dynamic in every classroom, with the best levels of support and the best matches with teachers. Information from parents assists us in making these decisions.
Information about which students are in a supportive peer group and which ones have been in conflict will help us. Teachers know most of this information within the school, but there are also conflicts between families outside of school that impact in school that we may not know about. Requests for individual teachers will not be taken into account and please be aware that children will not be kept with the same friends every year.
Please complete the “Request for Student Placement” form on the attached link by this Friday 22 November.
This fortnight our Core Virtue is : Gentleness
Gentleness is acting and speaking in a kind, considerate way. It is using self-control, in order not to hurt or offend anyone. You can be gentle with people and animals in the way you touch them and the way you speak to them. You handle things carefully so they will not break or be hurt. When you think gentle thoughts, it makes the world a safer, gentler place.
I am gentle. I think, speak and act with gentleness. I show care for people and for everything I touch.
KINGSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
2020 Year 3 – 6 iPad Information
At KPS all students from Years 3 – 6 are requested to participate in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program which allows iPads to be used at school throughout the day.
We ask our students to bring their iPad to school every day where they can log in and connect to the school's NBN. This connection allows access to apps that are regularly used by your child’s class teacher. We have a strict internet usage policy in our school.
Our contemporary learning environments offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration, independence, and connectivity to the wider world. This anytime, anywhere learning is supported by access to technologies including iPads.
Kingston Primary School’s approach is to provide many learning opportunities for every child within our school. These devices do not replace our current ways of teaching and learning, rather, they enhance them by providing alternatives for our students. We recognise that all children learn in different ways so we want to provide those opportunities for our students.
If your child is unable to bring an iPad to school, each class will have a small number of iPads that will be used for lessons. In this scenario, your child will not miss out on key learning experiences in the classroom.
** Just a reminder that the canteen is open 5 days a week
from 8.30am to 2.00pm **
My first disco at Kingston and I must say I was very impressed. The support of the parents on the night was amazing and I sincerely thank you very much.
We still require volunteers to help out in the canteen during the day. Even if you only have half an hour, we can find a fun job that would help us out significantly.
The next "Loose Change Wednesday" will be in week 8 of this term.
A great range of food will be on offer for the students priced from 5 cents to $1.50.
The Canteen Team
Please note change of Uniform Shop hours.
For the rest of this term the uniform shop will be open Monday and Thursday from 8.00am – 9.00am. Eftpos is available.
Start thinking of 2020 and get a head start for the new school year. Order your uniforms now either on Monday or Thursday from 8am to 9am or log onto the www.quickcliq.com.au and it will be sent to your child’s class on these days.
Lost Property is getting full again. I have been going through it every week, and there are a lot of zip jumpers without names on or names that are not clear enough to read. I do try my best to get as many out each time. If you are missing any clothes, please come and double check the lost property. We are also getting a lot of clothes that are not school uniform in the lost property. Again these don’t have names on them, but they are not allowed to be worn at school.
Second hand uniforms and donations - The Uniform Shop gratefully accepts donations of second hand uniforms, particularly polo shirts. Second hand uniforms are sold for $5 each, with all proceeds going directly to the P&C to improve our school facilities. If you would like to donate any second hand uniforms to the shop, please drop them off to the Uniform Shop, Canteen or Front Office. Thank you!
The Uniform Shop is run by volunteers and to keep this going we need you. If you are interested in helping run the Uniform Shop or just helping the day to day running of the shop. Please send us an email to email@example.com or stop by the uniform shop when it’s open.
Karen Davies – Uniform Coordinator
For those of you that have never attended/or heard of Chin Wag, any parents or carers who are:
- New to the area
- May feel isolated
- Have a partner who works away/shift worker
- May have some ideas on how we can extend our support to families
- Or you may just have some spare time and would love a 'cuppa and a chat'
We meet each Wednesday morning at 8.45am - 10.15am for morning tea. You will find us in the OSH Club room, T9 (Demountable building next to oval). We would love for you to come and join us in a friendly laid back environment. We look forward to meeting some new faces and catching up with the regular Chin Wag crew.
Year 6 Graduation - Thursday 19th December
Last Day of the school year - Thursday 19th December
Reports to go home - Thursday 19th December
First Day of School Year 2020 - Monday 3rd February